My students call me Katerina and you may view my available Wednesdays here.
Katerina Nowik, mezzo-soprano, is an active musician in New Hampshire, based in the Manchester area. She teaches voice lessons, specializing in the bel canto technique and early music. Katerina has a love of American folk music and classic rock, as well as the repertoire of mid-20th century music theater.
A church musician for over 20 years, Katerina is trained in Gregorian chant and choral conducting. She currently is a cantor at the historic Ste. Marie Parish in Manchester, where she also assists in coaching the high-school chant schola, and acts as a clinician for the children's choir.
Katerina studied with Robin L. Massie and received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College, in Princeton NJ. While there, she coached with Rachelle Jonck and soprano Carolann Page, and was a member of the Westminster Choir, under the direction of Dr. Joe Miller.
As a soloist, Katerina has performed with the Light Opera of New Jersey, singing the role of The Duchess in Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Gondeliers," was a performing artist for the Princeton University Afternoon Concert Series, singing the role of The Stepmother in Warren Martin's "The True Story of Cinderella." She has also sung extensively as a chorister, highlights including singing with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Mahler's Symphony no. 2 "Resurrection" at Carnegie Hall, as a chorus member in Puccini's "Le Villi" in Charleston, SC, during the Spoleto Festival USA, and Bizet's "Carmen" with the NH Philharmonic. She currently sings with the New Hampshire Master Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Dan Perkins.
Katerina is an avid hiker, adventurer and reader, who delights in learning at least one new thing everyday.
My students call me Emily and you may view my available Thursdays here.
For as long as she can remember, Emily Adams has loved to sing. She began serious vocal study at the age of 15, and went on to attend Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. There she received her Bachelor’s of Music in both Voice Performance and Piano, as well as her Mater’s of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance. A classically-trained mezzo-soprano, Emily has has sung throughout New England. Performance highlights include Opera NH’s in-school opera programming, and she is passionate about sharing her love of music with others.
In addition to her work as a a singer, Emily is an active pianist, specializing in ballet accompanying. Emily currently accompanies ballet classes at Boston Ballet School, and has previously played for San Francisco Ballet School, Princeton Ballet School, and the dance corps of the San Francisco Opera.
My students call me Jenna and you may view my available Tuesdays here.
Jenna Despres is a Berklee College of Music Magna Cum Laude graduate '11. At Berklee, she studied Business and Songwriting, with voice as her principal instrument. Jenna is an established recording artist working in NYC & Nashville. Her preferred styles include Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, Country, and Musical Theatre. When she's not working on music, she likes to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, work on crafts, cook, and enjoy family and friends. Teaching is a passion for Jenna, essential to her happiness as a musician - she believes everyone has the ability and should have the opportunity to learn and hone their craft. She is also currently a teacher for Nashua Public Schools. Jenna teaches voice and Intro to Singing Classes for NCMS. She has also taught piano, guitar and ukulele in past.
Voice & Music Therapy
Victoria (Tori) Caruso grew up in Northern New Hampshire where she learned to love music from a very young age. She has been a performer with Jazz Trios in Northern New Hampshire and was recently a performer on staff at the Omni Mount Washington Resort performing in their weekly Jazz Nights. Tori graduated from The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy, with Voice as her principal instrument. At Berklee, Tori was given the opportunity to grow and develop her vocal technique in many styles including, jazz, classical, musical theatre, and contemporary with many talented professors. Tori was selected, from a competitive group of students, as a solo performer at the Pop, Rock, Country Showcase to display her skillfulness in contemporary styles.
Currently, Tori lives in Nashua, NH and services schools in Northern Massachusetts as a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She is excited to teach voice at NCMS and looks forward to the opportunity to pass on the valuable lessons she has learned to her students.
Voice Instructor and Executive Director
Lindsay Rinaldi, Voice Instructor, is an active performer and educator originally from Nashua, NH. Outside of the classroom, Lindsay can be found performing throughout the greater Boston area on the operatic stage. She has recently been seen in productions with Metrowest Opera, Friends of the Performing Arts Concord, MA, Riverside Theaterworks and the Diva Day Foundation. Lindsay has also shared the stage with area symphonies such as the Concord Orchestra, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Longy Chamber Orchestra, The Great Waters Music Festival Orchestra and the Metrowest Opera Orchestra. She was also engaged with the Key West Symphony Orchestra as a Young Artist for two summer seasons.
Lindsay also has great enthusiasm for Jazz, Musical Theater and Contemporary vocal styles. After performing in Marvin Hamlisch's "A Chorus Line" and Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" she became fascinated with the technique of "belting" and has dedicated a significant amount of time and study to learning how to train a generation of" healthy belters".
Before coming to Boston to complete her Masters in Opera Performance at The Longy School of Music, Lindsay studied and performed in Milan, Italy at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica, Universita Cattolica and Scuola Politecnica di Design. Lindsay holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Performance from the University of Maine, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with High Honors. She is also a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Kappa Lamda National Honor Societies. This academic background serves as an inspiration for her ongoing project to publish her research on the works of the forgotten Italian composer, Saverio Mercadante.
In addition to serving as the Executive Director and Voice Instructor at the Nashua Community Music School, Lindsay is also an Adjunct Instructor of Voice and Music Education at Southern New Hampshire University.